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Social Service

School Social Workers (SSWs) are liaisons between the home, school, and community. Social workers promote academic success by reducing social, emotional, economic and environmental barriers to learning SSWs provide direct services to students both individually and in groups. Additionally, they advocate for and with parents to increase involvement and improve their understanding of their child’s education. Our school social workers collaborate with professionals in the educational system and community to develop and utilize multi-tiered interventions, crisis prevention, problem-solving, conflict mediation, evaluation and progress monitoring to meet the academic, behavioral, and social needs of students.

Upon referral, our SSWs work diligently to provide students and families with access to basic needs such as clothing, food, financial assistance, mental health services, and medical services. Much of the work they do is confidential, behind the scenes and is always approached with the intent of recognizing the strengths and potential of the children and families served.

School Social Workers

Elementary School 

Janelle Olson

Janelle Olson, LSW
763-972-6200 ext. 1315
Fax number: 763-972-6199
Janelle.Olson@delanoschools.org

Intermediate School 

Nicole Gohman

Nicole Gohman, LSW
763-972-7602 ext. 1515
Nicole.Gohman@delanoschools.org

High School

Heidi Lucas

Heidi Lucas, LSW
763-972-7601 ext. 1719
Heidi.Lucas@delanoschools.org

Resources

Food Support
Every Meal
DIS Enrollment Form 
DHS Enrollment Form 

Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf 

Mental Health
MN Mental Health
Faster Tracker 
National Crisis Text Line 
Prairie Care Mental Health Screener - School-linked Therapy Services- email your child’s school social worker for more information. 

Four County Crisis Response Team 320-253-5555

Wright County 
Love Inc. 
Spark 2 Hope
Who You Gonna Call
Wright County Community Action
Wright County Children's Resource Guide 
Wright County Crisis Services

Hennepin County
Cope: mobile crisis response
612-596-1223

Children’s Mental Health-Hennepin County Front Door  612-348-4111 or email at socialservices@hennepin.us

1800 Chicago Walk-In Behavioral Health Center-18+  
Serving Hennepin County residents 18+, focusing on needs related to mental health and substance use disorder.  

Family Response
612-979-9511  www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/family-response